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up for work tomorrow. a one-day strike to demand higher pay is expected in more than 100 cities. workers average $9 an hour. 40 wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low
-food workers will walk off the job on thursday. more than 100 cities are expected to take part. >> they want pay to rise to $15 an hour. >> police in mexico have recovered a stolen truck carries dangerous radio active material. in the back was cobalt-60 used in radiation treatment. no arrests have been made, but anyone who touches it could be exposed to radiation levels. >> for students at the university of california, santa barba have been afflicted with meningitis. they have recovered. they may be able to use a vaccine not yet approved in the u.s. those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton in new york. wells trapped this >> on "america tonight," in the world's richest nation, why is it so hard for so many to make a decent living? we will look at wealth, poverty and why a minimum wage just isn't enough. >> gas is up. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining u
. hiring is up but our wages aren't up. >> south of the border, the mexican city fighting off drug and gang violence to give its young people a brighter future. >>> and beckham and the boys, the story behind manu and the class of '92. kiesh >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. we begin looking at struggles of cities and workers and the future of both. money, how cities balance their economic needs and can protect their citizens. case in point, a fight for a living wage which has quietly quietly grown from a city by city movement putting more pressure on lawmakers in washington, d.c. we begin with a look in the call for a higher minimum wage. >> it was just over a year ago, when fast food employees gathered to protest low wages. the fervor caught off and has spread to about 100 cities this thursday. their demand: an increase in pay to $15 an hour, what they call a living wage. amid growing attention to low wages, president obama addressed the nation with a renewed focus on income inequality. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants
it? i don't buy it. it is a sad day for the city of detroit, and it's a day that we are seeing democracy in america completely undercut. earlier today, a federal judge ruled that detroit is officially eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. it's the -- it's the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the united states. here's the engineer, right here. governor schneider. it is a major blow to public employees. it is a major blow to union workers. but it's also a signal to the rest of the country that, you know what, if you don't get your fiscal house in order, this is what's going to happen, because this is now the template. don't think that other governors aren't thinking this way. especially on the conservative side. you see, pension means you've paid into something, and benefits are going to be slashed by the city. assets are going to be sold off and privatized. oh, yes. privatization. that's, of course, what the republicans want to do with everything. in fact, public workers aren't worth a damn. in fact, if we can't make a dollar in america, we're not in good. what do you
at today's top stories. detroit has become the largest u.s. city to ever enter bankcy. the city's $18 billion debt could include cutting pensions. >>> results of drug and alcohol tests on the train operator of the train that went offel rails came in negative. >> an american contractor has been held in a cuban prison for four years. he was setting up internet on the island and the government felt it was to undermine the government. >>> 85-year-old merrill newman has been detained in north korea since october. those are your headlines stori stories. >> what difference will two or three additional dollars per hour make in the life of low-wage americans and their times and the economy as a whole? the debate surrounding raising the minimum wage is the inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the wheels of the american economy turned with the labor of low wage workers across this country. the dishwashers, retail sales people and healthcare providers who toil at the federal minimum wage haven't seen a pay raise in four years and efforts in congress to find one have stagnated. cities, states,
and why they're under increasing pressure in states and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possibility that that nest egg that you've been counting on is going to be reduced as a result of pension r
one have stagnated. cities, states, and counties are taking it on themselves to bring their workers to income levels closer to the fiscal realities of these tough times. and it's no easy task. as much debate surrounds the effectiveness of image wage hikes and who really benefits. do these wage controls cost jobs? we'll discuss the issue on this addition of "inside story." but first this background. >> they deserve to live a good life in one of the richest cities in the world. >> reporter: close to 100 people rallied outside washington, d.c. city council chamber as council members inside voted to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour. >> congress' failure to act, and congress' failure to take care of those left behind not just from the recession, but as the people who make the most have done better and better, we've become a city of haves and have nots, and a country of haves and have nots. step up and make sure that people have a living wage. >> reporter: with little hope congress will raise the minimum wage t wage. in september california governor jerry brown approved a g
his last campaign went off the tracks. >> i intend to talk about the future of this city. >> the city market development in the shah neighborhoods, all to highlight new projects that he says have brought more than 17,000 jobs to the city. bruce johnson, wusa9. >> and coming your way in a minute, why you could soon be using a tablet to place your order, maybe even pay the bill at some popular chain restaurants. >>> and if the drone could bring it to me, i'd be happ numbers above average today. 56 goes in the books as the high. 41 is the low. that's the bargain. average is 51 and 36. you might remember, the record high 71. we'll come back and talk about 60s. showers, and a wintery mix. it's all on your first alert seven-day. >>> up next, the investigation into this weekend's deadly derailment in new york city is now focusing on the train's driver. we'll be back. >>> back with new information on sunday's train derailment. federal investigators haven't found any signs of trouble with the brakes. the national transportation safety board is saying it is inspecting the cars an
. it's 5:00 in new york city and this is "the five." a jam packed show tonight. president obama pushing redistribution. the brutal knockout game. and bob's annual christmas lights. it's all coming your way. first, nelson mandela will be laid to rest in south africa on december 15th. president and mrs. obama will be there to pay their respects. fox's ed henry just wrapped up an interview with bill clinton be who shared his memories of the leader. >> he talked to me in that prison cell as we grabbed the bars and looked out together about what it was like. and i said tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better man than you went? he said, i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he decided not to give them away. he was free before he was released. >> tributes have been pouring in over the last 24 hours. >> we've lost one of the most influential courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with us on this earth. >> extremely sad
been. a monumentel ruling for the motor city, a judge decides if detroit can file for bankruptcy today. resignation rejected, thailand's prime minister refuses to step down as antigovernment protesters storm her office building. and protection from poachers, how the illegal ivory trade is threatening elephants. ♪ 82 miles per hour, that is how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was traveling before i derailed sunday outside new york city. the train was heading into a dangerous curve and should have been going 30 miles per hour. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, it's good to have you with us, i'm thomas. crews used heavy equipment to clear the crash scene and turned the derailed cars upright and put them back on the tracks. al jazeera erica has the latest on the investigation and good morning. >> investigators say over the next few days the rail cars and train will be moves to a secure location for a more detailed examination. at this point they have not determined if the train wreck which killed four people and injured 60 others was the result of facility b
of a city block. >> there were multiple gunshots fired. >> it can track a gunman thousands of miles away. >> if you can track it then you can predict it. >>> severe winter storms are causing power outages and caused so much trouble with traffic across the country. temperatures in north dakota plunged to 20 degrees below zero over the weekend. winter weather advisories are in effect from vermont to virginia as the system moves east. we have more on all of this weather across the country. jaleel la. >> the conditions across washington, d.c. to new york city are alley deteriorating. look at the traffic cam right now. the roadways empty. they should be empty. look at that snow piled up on the roadways. that's the scene in washington, d.c. very different scene in new york city. cloudy skies for sure. don't worry, the snow and the sleet is on the way, and temperatures are going to plummet as we track on into the evening hours. take a look at the map here behind me. as a matter of fact, this is i-70 just east of i-270 right outside of frederick, maryland. the roads are looking horrible right no
to get state county and city laws, you need to read the bigger bill. >> he helps little guys deal with this. >> this is an agenda of control for the own pace space. that's why regulators do what they do. >> come on. they are not power freaks. >> i am guessing you haven't dealt with very many bureaucrats. they like rules and they live to enforce rules. >> they are under paid government bunk. i call these regulators little emperors. they justify it by creating regulations. >> even barney is a magician. >> i became a full-time magician. >> can't take it any more. >> he has entertained kids for many years. like many he uses a rabbit. >> they make the rabbit mag story abeer. >> a few years ago. >> i was signing autographs taking pictures. a batch was thrown into the mix and an inspector was saying let me see your license. she said from now on you cannot use your rabbit until you fill out the paperwork pay the $40 license fee. we will have to inspect your home. >> your home? >> i am subject to sur prides inspections on my home. >> she is not embarrassed? >> she is serious. >> he's guilt
.c., baltimore, right up through i-95 north and west of all of the big cities still below freezing. still a light freezing drizzle out there so there's going to be slippery especially the bridges and overpasses will be the worst. you'll be out there with the ice scraper trying to get the ice off. thankfully light. we won't see any more snow. the problem is even with the ice storm we had down in arkansas, temperatures aren't warming up around the country. i mean we're not melting any of this. look at this cold blast once again that goes from california all the way down to des moines heading to chicago and east coast as we go through your tuesday. again, we'll warm up today and melt a lot of that. up to 44 in new york. that's great but all that cold air comes in as we go throughout the end of this week and it's going to be frigid for a long time. >> kansas city, minus 3. >> yeah, it's going to be frigid for a long time. no signs whatsoever of any warmth up to christmas. >> thank you very much. >>> to twitter. last night i was struck by weather channel's jim cantore tweeting this. "i can't remember
, breathing, growing city, making a city safer. >> reporter: he bris led when asked if his successes were from the former mayor. >> you are wrong, okay? you are plain wrong. >> reporter: they came over to challenge the reporter, aaron wiener. >> that's what they did. a lot of ground breaking with little in the pipeline. there's no funding for it. >> reporter: when gray said he was running on his record, the federal criminal probe into his 2010 campaign. >> have you cooperated? >> mike, i want to talk about the future of the city, okay. i want to talk about the future of the district of columbia. i am a native washingtonian and have given my life to this city. >> reporter: reporters followed him out the door. >> the washington redskins game? i'm done, all right. i'm done. >> it's a clear campaign tactic to rebuff reporters asking questions, but unclear how it will play when voters ask the same questions. we expect them to do so during the campaign. >> feisty tone. >> the mayor usually lets us ride up in the elevator and jokes with us. much more tense. i was surprised. >>> we are getting our loo
with a one-two punch of ice and extremely bitter cold. this is the twin cities, minneapolis, st. paul where normally they eat winter storms for breakfast. 12 degrees right you in in minneapolis and with the windchill, zero degrees fahrenheit. forecasters there say this might be the coldest cold snap in ten years. >>> question, are you a casual football fan or are you a die hard football maniac? an impressive of blanket of snow didn't keep fans out of the stands or the players off the field in philadelphia. look at that. the philadelphia eagles won, by the way, 34-20 over detroit. both teams are winners when you think about what they played in. the highway patrol says eyes and bad visibility to blame in this pile-up in milwaukee countiy, wisconsin. 18 wheelers jack knifed and cars smashed into them. more than 40 vehicles wreck individual. police up and down the shore of lick michigan are advising people, guess what? stay home. >>> headed toward the east coast now, it is not wisconsin cold, but it is certainly nasty. 31 degrees and freezing. it is making for an interesting day at reagan natio
has ruled the city can go ahead with its bankruptcy. it's a decision that cog fundamentally reshape a major american city. >>> and right now, retailers are tallying up their cyber monday sales. it looks to be the biggest online shopping day in history. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we start with new developments in the deadly train crash in new york city. and an admission from the train's engineer. other news outlets have reported the engineer fell asleep but now in his own words, the engineer says he was awake but he was "in a daze." just ahead of the crash. recovered data recorders show the train hit the 30-mile-per-hour curve at almost three times that speed. it was going 82 miles per hour. the data also show the engineer slammed on the brakes too late to stop the crash. ntsb investigators say they now know what happened, but not why. four people died in the crash, 19 of the injured remain hospitalized. joining us now with more on the investigation our own nic robertson who has been watching what's going on from the beginning. is the engineer, i assume he is, still a
the federal part, states, local governments add much more. if you want state, county, city laws, you need to rent a bigger building. >> lawyer jeff rose helps little guys deal with the red tape. >> this is an agenda of control for its own sake. that's why regulators do what they do. >> come on. control for its own sake, they're not freaks? >> they like rules and live to enforce rules. >> underpaid government functioning. >> i call the regulators little emperors. they justify by creating regulation. >> even marty the magician is regulating. >> got into being a full time physician, how can i be regulated. marty entertained kids 30 years. like many musicians, he uses a rabbit. >> have the birthday child have the magic. >> i was signing autographs, taking pictures. suddenly a package was thrown in the mix and they said let me see your license. a license for a rabbit. >> she's not embarrassed? >> she's very serious about this. >> marty was in violation of the animal welfare act. ten times regulators have shown up unannounced at marty's house. >> you can't argue with them, can't even talk logic
called for help this morning and that is when city officers were sent to the home. withwere inside the house a man and woman for about 40 officersnd then, called out over their radios that one of them had fired his weapon at the woman. this point, we know that a lady inside the house produced a knife. out of surgery and is in stable condition. >> they say they are glad the neighbor is live but expressed mental and anger that a health crisis was handled by police with such violence. >> it makes me feel like we are in a police state. afford soow we can many police officers. a spokesperson for the hyattsville city police as their investigation is ongoing. the officer involved has been placed on routine leave, which is the norm after shootings like this. thisne showed up afternoon, a relative of the man involved. the woman was shot in the chest but she is in stable condition. d.c. police have identified the man killed in a shootout. a police officer was wounded last night in the shooting on queen street northeast. investigators say when officers with the department was gotten recovery
ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big change to the catholic church. the pontiff just launching a commission to prevent priests from sexually abusing young children and to help children who were victims of abuse. the new pope has faced some criticism on how he's handled this issue. critics say the commission is essentially a band-aid for a much bigger problem. the commission is expected to be made up of priests, nuns and experts from across the world. it was announced by the archbishop of boston sean o'malley. that scandal helped raise awareness about this particular issue. >>> still ahead on "way too early" he may wind up being the top pick in the nfl draft and it was quite a night for teddy bridgewater and louisville. the play you'll need to see yet again. and the
. >> reporter: but even if he never makes it to the plaza e. has friends like these city workers looking out for him. >> i tell guy, don't judge no one. you never know what a person went through. >> reporter: and then there's his infectious inner peace. all the money in silicon valley just can't buy. how do you manage to keep a positive attitude? >> faith, prayer. it works. try it. >> reporter: bill weir, cnn, new york. >>> all right. much more of the newsroom straight ahead. hello again. i'm fredricka whitfield. a cold snap is gripping the central parts of the country knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. grounding flights and plunging many states into bone-chilling cold. how long will it last? we'll tell you next. >>> after six weeks locked up in north korea, an elderly u.s. war veteran is suddenly freed. we're going to take you to california live for the latest on his whereabouts. >>> and nelson mandela. you know him as an antiapartheid revolutionary, a prisoner, and as south africa's first black president. but what about an athlete? we'll take a look at his love of spor
: there are stunning details in the deadly train derailment in america's largest city. what we know about how fast that train was going when it took that curve. we are live on the scene. >> i heard a lot of crown cold fronting and grinding and i started seeing stars in front of my eyes, i thought, this is the end. 0 that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp... and provided by unitedhealthcare insurance company, which has over 30 years of experience behind it. with all the good years ahe
. the flees warning is out for everybody in san francisco. it's 39 along the embarcadero and 34 in the city for one location. the coldest in 15 years on the lows for san francisco. 21 napa, 21 santa rosa. 24 novato. 30s on the coast. 28 san jose. it looks like they won't get the record low unless it happened an hour ago and haven't reported it. upper 40s, low 50s. upper 40s. breezy to windy, especially in the east bay hills. if you have the breeze in the 30s, it's in the windchills or 30s. highs 40s and 50s. let's go to tori and dave. >>> happening now -- a freeze warning is in effect for all bay area counties except san francisco until 9:00 this morning. a couple of more hours. temperatures fell into the 20s once again overnight in the north bay. parts of the east bay and south bay. people struggling to stay warm. temperatures should start warming up slightly by midweek. now, the freezing temperatures are especially dangerous for the homeless. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega is live to let us know how shelters in the south bay are trying to help the homeless after at least four d
in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the message being pushed by the president and protesters doesn't sit well with some corporate executives. this is a dire prediction for 15 bucks an hour from an executive at white castle. >> there are groups out there that are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated started wage wouldn't be bad for white castle, it would be catastrophic. 406 restaurants and what we know is that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaini
york city for an hour and a half. in july a freight train derailed close to the spot of yesterday's derailment. no one was hurt in that i incident. in may a track worker was hit and killed in westhaven. that same month a train derailed and struck a westbound train. 72 people were hurt. one of the people killed in yesterday's crash was headed to midtown manhattan to work on the upcoming christmas tree at rockefeller center. james lavell was an audio technician for the "today" show. at 7:00, the "today" show will remember him. also, new york governor andrew cuomo will be live with the latest on this investigation. >>> happening today, public safety leaders in virginia will spend their last meeting of the year talking about a big issue in northern virginia. the state crime commission will talk about a new law aimed at cracking down on cigarette smuggling. last week news 4 i team took you undercover inside the markets smugglers are making big money taking advantage of the cigarette tax and then selling them at a higher price in other states. at today's hearing leaders will recommend a
city this past sunday morning, the federal government has ordered the metro north rail line to take immediate steps to obey speed restrictions including improving its signal system and adding a second qualified driver in the cab on specific trains. the train in the fatal crash was traveling at 82 miles an hour, more than double the safe speed. >>> europeans have been dealing with a major winter storm system. in the uk it's meant flooding and high winds. cameras captured an attempted landing by an emirates jet at the airport in birmingham. crabbing into a stiff wind before thinking of landing, it intend diverted. notice the vehicles in the distance there. those are plane spotters. folks who had parked to watch attempted landings in some seriously sported weather. >>> hundreds of flights have been canceled in china due to record levels of air pollution. officials there have issued the highest level of health warning there is urging citizens to stay indoors, urging factories to curtail or halt production entirely. >>> turns out a lot of people heard "the sound of music" last night. thi
the 'systemly line workers in the city's auto plants. the following year he began work on a mural for new york's rockefeller center. entitled "man at the crossroads" which include add portrait of soviet communist leader vladimir lennon. defines of he take lennon out became stuff of art world legend. i will not compromise my vision. deegg picks in the 2002 film "freda". >> this is your fee. your services are noñ;longer required. >> it's my painting. >> on my wall. >> rockefeller ordered destruction of the offending mural which rivera went to recreate in mexico city. now more than half century after rivera's death in 1957, the future of his detroit museum murals may be in doubt. some people fearing that they and other art works there might have to be auctioned off as part of detroit's municipal bankruptcy. diego rivera murals at the center of controversy yet again. oversized deli sandwich is just ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] this holiday, don't get stuck at the corner of "oh! you got me something" and "oh...this is awkward." remember, walgreens has a great assortment of little somethings, and
in new york city. home in new york city. could it be? ♪ no presents beneath the tree? ♪ ♪ wait a minute, now i see ♪ my gifts are above me ♪ that's my kind of holiday [ whistling wi ] don't worr santa will finus. ♪ [ female announcer ]his christmas, light santa'say with the hallmar santa signal ornent. only avaable at hallmark gold crown sres. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday pretty incredible video. take a look. it looks like an unlucky place to have parked a car in plano, texas. but it didn't happen just once. the sheets of ice and snow on rooftops got so big and heavy, mini avalanches fell to the street. take a look at some of the damage it caused. across the country, the weather caused thousands of flight cancellations. stranded drivers on roadways and unseasonably freezing temperatures. reserve will start to pull year. >>mark: slick ice conditions are being blamed for a eight tier--eighth car pileup in kansas city, missouri. witnesses said the driver of a car hit an icy patch, ran into a wall and ca
find, and what did president obama say that may have surprised some? >>> saving a city. on tuesday, detroit will move one more step toward bankruptcy. what price should the city pay to get rid of its massive debt? >>> they're known as weapons of war, but why do some people say drone deliveries could prove to be a danger of all of us as well? >>> hey there, everyone. welcome. it's high noon here in the east, 9:00 a.m. out west. we welcome you to "weekends with alex witt." we begin with the deadly winter storm gripping much of the nation. a second arctic blast is making its way across the country. snow it already falling in the nation's capital. we have a picture there of the white house. certainly beautiful, but it can be a mess. along with the snow and freezing rain, millions are bracing for more power outages and more dangerous driving conditions. >> i've only seen it worse once than this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> you try to change lanes and you're going sideways. >> well, hundreds of storm-related accidents have been reported since friday. some people are mak
in hand and getting a better sense what may have caused a commuter trail to derail in new york city. four people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windo
[ music ] >>> this is al-jazeera america live from new york city. i am tony harris. we will look at today's top stories. investigators turn their focus to the data recorders pulled from the wreckage of a deadly train derailment in new york. the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoother than ever. insurance companies say it is far from fixed. protesters in thailand clash with police as the prime minister refuses calls to step down. >>> amazon says it wants to change what we know about doorstep delivery. ♪ >>> a if he hfederal investigat they will soon know the cause of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york city. the ntsb is now processing information from the train's black boxes. officials say at least 63 people were hurt and four people were killed when the train derailed as it rounded a curve. crews are still at the scene up right in toppled cars, trying to restore full service on one of the nation's busiest commuter rail line. jonathan martin joins us from the crash site. and jonathan, i believe we are standing by to get an update on the investigation soon >>
people. wonderful city. >> they all invited us out to dinner. >> would you like to come over and have some dinner with us. they are just very polite. >> very polite. >> gracious people. >> mike barnacle is here. >> mike you have a prediction coming off last night. >> seattle is going the super bowl. >> they took apart new orleans. >> stopped them. >> what happened? when did they become such a great team? >> that's a good question. and i think if russell wilson and the seattle seahawks played on the east coast russell wilson would be the face of the national football league. but he plays in seattle. might as well be playing in beijing. you don't hear a whole lot about him. the kid is incredible. there would be no rg3. it would be russell wilson. >> i hate people who are so east coast centric. >> it's awful. >> is ellsbury going to detroit? that's what everybody right now in san antonio is asking. >> he could be going to seattle, 140 million. could be going to detroit, seattle, maybe texas. >> this is stuff you talk about usually before the show or during the break. in washington we hav
quarterbacking, but god how does this happen at this point. >> you look around, willie, new york city and we don't know right now what caused the wreck but we're consumers of new york city airport, we're consumers of new york city roads, we're consumers of new york city area trains and this really is some of the most battered, beaten up, crappie infrastructure in the nation. it's getting in and out of new york city is one thing i hate about this city. i love manhattan. but god -- >> it's a nightmare. we're a third world country in manhattan. a third world country when it comes to transportation. >> they are working on the airports. those are slowly but surely getting better. but i ride the subway home from work and sometimes you stand on the platforms and look at the tracks an look what's holding up the entire station you go oh, my god that's a relic. that turn, that speed in that turn. they have been making that turn for decades and decades. there was an accident in july with a freight train around that same spot. obviously something went very wrong there yesterday. >> one of the four fatalitie
it can take you right into a city, it solves that last mile problem that you have with planes and ships. a train, though, because it can arrive in a city there is rail passing right through metropolitan centers including baltimore, the mentioned the fire there. chicago had 13 derailments alone in 2012. you have washington, d.c. where a big and very dangerous chemicals can pass within a mile of the white house. the gulf coast is where most of the nation's chlorine is produced and moved. in las vegas within half a mile are 95,000 people, and there is a train that goes right through there that occasionally carries radioactive waste. >> thank you. now the government said it's healthcare winds is up and running for most people. thousands of customers are testing the system. the affordable care act wins has been plagued by problems since it's october is launch. people looking for insurance coverage only have three weeks to sign up. mike viqueira joins us from the white house with more. how is the website doing today? >> they say they have a lot of problems fixed, and you're right, john, it's
: that was exactly the concern. the threat of freezing rain and people trying to commute into the city and also since there's a second wave this evening, they were worried they'd be trying to leave home in another round of those dangerous conditions on the road. the other concern were the cold temperatures, worried about volunteers being out here for prolonged periods of time. we keep talking about the temperatures, now cold air. many people without power. 5,000 people lost power yesterday. now it's down to about 500 in memphis. you talk about the temperatures dipping down and the threat that more people can lose power if we continue to see freezing rain tonightthat's what's on everybody's minds right now. >> absolutely. thank you so much. we appreciate you doing yeoman's work out there. a lot of questions also remain after an 85-year-old korean war veteran was mysteriously released after mysteriously being held in north korea for six weeks. merrill newman is now back safe at home. >> reporter: putting on military fatigues in a run-down office in seoul, former members talk about the korean war. now i
with the chp. no reports of black ice so far. san francisco is the only city spared from the freeze warning. there's a chance of showers late friday. we could see snow at the higher elevations. people seem excited about about that. they say there's not been a dusting for four, five years. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the freezing temperatures forcing two of the major bay area airports to take immediately action. this is mineta. a spokesman said they de-iced the first of several planes that took off about 6:350 this morning. they are -- 6:30 this morning. they are not sure how long this will continue. but there are no flight delays right now. oakland says two southwest airlines planes were de-iced this morning. we're waiting to get info back from sfo. we'll pass that onto you. >>> the freeze warning is not keeping people from doing their holiday shopping. shoppers were bundled up on bay street in emeryville. some of the people we talked to say they love the winter weather. >> i think it's great. i think it feels refreshing. >> now, business has listen brisk at christmas tree lots
: that's the advice from texas. schools are closed in dallas and other cities and the list of cancellations at the airport is glowing. emergency officials in oklahoma say most of the roads are slick. >> go slowly, watch out for the person in front of you. make sure you are ready for the road conditions. >> reporter: the state has activated an emergency operations center to help people affected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people have been injured. in arkansas, the roads are blamed for a seven-car pileup. no one was seriously injured. on thursday, the stores were filled with people stocking up before the storm. >> milk, bread, potatoes. something quick for a hot meal. >> reporter: a man in arkansas was killed when a tree fell down on his camper. here in the dallas area, there are nearly 200,000 people already without power. the number is expected to rise. tori, back to you. >> thank you. and check regularly for weather updates at ktvu.com including alerts and warnings. there are also forecasts for your neighborhood and we'll post information on your facebook and
is the shining city on the hill that those look to when they are looking for freedom. but obama's policy the last four years hasn't helped. he started off with his apology tour, apologizing for the things the united states has done. most recently we have seen his handling of syria didn't go well. people think vladimir putin did a much better job of handling the situation. 73% of casualties in afghanistan have happened under president obama. bill: 54-56% disapprove to how the president is handling foreign policy. 2/3 in that pew survey believe americans view greater involvement in the global economy is a greater thing. meaning when america is a strong country it's better for the world. >> we have seen that throughout history. and when we see economies like china coming up it's important to have our own economy keep going. people like to complain about america, but when something happens in the world, the philippines, the typhoon there, when something happens in the world guess who is the first country to go, the united states military and the charities. we are divide as a country on political line
angeles is ramping up the mortgage fight taking citigroup and wells fargo to court. the city alleges the banks engaged in mortgage discrimination that led to a high number of foreclosures in minority communities. they initially mixed mortgages in minority neighborhoods. but targeted the same people for predatory loans. the news today not affecting the stock. again, we are sitting near the accession highs for the market. adam: winter weather hitting people in the southwest to the northeast. i look at where the ice storm is heading. cheryl: the man-made weather . china facing record smog levels. forcing planes to stay on the ground. adam: and buying holiday gifts. the online home furnishing retailer watching record sales on cyber monday this year. we will talk to the company's ceo in the latest installment of "your wish list." every day we're working be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to americ bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than another place in the world. in f
, the combination of which will make for very rough travel anywhere from d.c. all the way up to new york city. boston looks like it will start as snow but eventually during the day today will transition over to that wintry mix. talking about a very difficult monday morning commute here for much of the east coast. ice will continue all the way back from east virginia to west virginia. places along the coast could be milder. tells could drop to below 4 for minneapolis, 9 for chicago, 12 for kansas city, 14 for fargo. even california beginning with a deep freeze this morning and will likely do so for another couple of days. megan glaros, cbs news, chicago. >>> well, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadi
>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports," living wage. fast-food workers in 100 cities protest poverty wages as new numbers paint a broader economic outlook or does it. now many americans -- >> combines trends in equality pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. >> globetrotters. vice president biden and secretary of state john kerry are making diplomatic tracks in asia and middle east. in china no sign of progress intentions over disputed airspace. kerry and netanyahu agreed to disagree about interim iran nuclear deal. >> we believe that in a final deal unlike the interim deal, it's crucial to bring about a final agreement about the termination of iran's military nuclear capability. >> i can't emphasize enough that israel's security in this negotiation is at the top of our agenda. >> frozen, an arctic blast through the south and midwest coating the region with freezing rain and ice with temperatures plunging by as much as 50 degrees. we'll track where the storm is heading next. >>> puppy love at least when it was
essentially kited out as an extensive care unit, right here in the middle of the city, inside his home. so, you know, there's been a great deal of grieving in one sense, already, people have become quite used to this, this enactment, a 95-year-old man with a serious respiratory illness, who has been incredibly sick for several years now, dying at this grand old age, and was entirely predictable, but it was painful nonetheless. painful in those first few hours, talking to people here, listening to people, but i sense that even in those few hours since, the mood is slightly changing, as people reflect on the life of nelson mandela and what his sacrifice did for everyone here, rachel. >> rohit kachroo, thank you so much for staying up until the wee hours with us, i really appreciate you being there. thank you. we've got lots more to come. stay with us. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk
. the exhibit started in october. it will last through april. >>> no city in the u.s. has stronger ties to the late nelson mandela than the nation's capital. jackie benson joins us live from the howard university campus from a vigil just wrapped up. jack jackie? >> this campus is one of the first places that nelson mandela visited in washington. [ bells tolling ] >> reporter: a solemn candle light vigil on the grounds of howard university commemorated the words and actions of nelson mandela. >> difficulties break some men but make others. no ax is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying. >> reporter: the university is currently hosting an exhibit on the south african leader's heroic struggles. >> it chronicles the life of nelson mandela and equally important chronicles the life of south africa in the last century. >> people at howard understand the big impact he made, especially in terms of south africa and anti-apartheid mooumt and all that. >> elsewhere, d.c.'s delegate to congress recalled the historic protests at the south african embassy. >> washington did have
and blankets and cash to prevent more loss of life. >> that shouldn't happen. in san jose, in such a rich city you can't have people dying outside. that's not okay. >> shelters are bracing for more frigid nights. in san jose, john alston, abc7 news. >>> a homeless man was found dead in dublin and authorities say it could be another death due to the cold bay area weather. his body was found on valley parkway. an autopsy to determine an exact cause of death is scheduled for monday. if exposure did cause the man's death he would be the fifth person in the bay area to die in the frigid temperatures over the past two weeks. >>> sky 7hd captured the white caps on mount hamilton. the weekend forecast calls for more below preeing temperatures in parts of the bay area, but it is not likely that these peaks will get anymore snow. lots of snow in the sierra. the placer county town of apple gate got a dusting. and lake tahoe, and the ski resorts got up to three feet of new snow from the storm. all sierra resorts report they are offering limited operations until they get more snow. interstate 5 is back ope
in the spotlight. bob filner will be sentenced for sexually harassing women at campaign events or city hall. filner will probably not be serving prison time. because after plea deal he will get three months of home confinement, three years of probation and mandatory mental health treatment. 19 women accused him of inappropriate behavior during his time in office. jon: some silicon valley giants say the nsa went to far greater lengths to collect data on americans than they first thought. what some of the biggest names in technology like google and facebook are trying to do bit. >>> a major storm causing chaos on the roads and creating a nightmare for air travelers as well. meteorologist maria molina will have your forecast next. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪ ♪ hah jon: coverage you'll only see here on "happening now" a storm that's dumped plenty of snow across parts of the midwest now setting sights on the northeast. your full forecast only moments away. jury selection begins today in the newlywed murder trial in montana. woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff. she says it
francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're clearing out this morning. let's look at some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours. .47 in napa. .4 in santa rosa. almost .3 for oakland, san francisco picking up almost .4. san jose picking up .13. we have seen snowfall in areas right around the santa cruz mountains, right over the summit, mount st. helena has reported a little snow. northern areas of napa county reported some snow yesterday. a few sprinkles that ma
there is more in the way of rain today and new york city with the quick burst of snow it will get washed out before another round moves in and we have a number of advisories posted and travel plans along i-95 you will encounter slick spots and give yourself plenty of time and of course make sure that you provide a little bit of extra space between you and the car ahead of you as well. across the great lakes we will see some light flakes of snow falling and as far as accumulation we will see more of that as we get in the day on tuesday, this is the timing of what we are dealing with today and through the morning and conditions will clear out and see a break in all the action and by tuesday we will be on the backside of the storm system, more moisture moves in with the cold air already if place and by tuesday morning snow moves right back into new york city and it looks like we will be in for the same conditions as we dealt with the last round and get the snow and freezing rain and plain rain before everything wraps up across the area. in the plains it's the dense fog causing problems in dalla
city has officially gone bust. a judge ruled it is unable to pay it's 18 billion if debt. there is a march 1st deadline for the city's reorganization plan to be filed. the mortgages manager is expected to have a first draft next month. outgoing mayor dave bing says it's a chance to put the city on new course. >> we now have to fight. if we have a future as far as our children and grandchildren are concerned, we have to fix the problem now. we can't continue to kick that can down the road and not make tough decisions. >> those tough decisions, the judge ruled billions in pensions can be cut even though michigan's constitution prohibits cuts to pensionings. the city's largest employee union fwoild an appeal. the ruling could have implications across the country for retirees already struggling to make ends meet. >> we have an american dream that if you work long and you did the right thing, that you would end up being able to live comfort annual. what he's done now, i don't even know how i'm going to do this after january. it's already the fat guy has to sit around and make
think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's puffing up the fact that the city has corruption. well, you know, they do have some problems, like any place else. but he is using this as campaign talk. bowser, again, using it as campaign talk. the thing that gray has going for him is his base. he still has a base in this town, a very strong base. and in addition to that, he pulled on another base and that is development. >> dave if, the mayor is not charged with anything, do you think all these other candidates will stay in the race? >> that's a good question. you have to wonder, what was their calculation in getting in? either gray would be wounded by some charge or that he wouldn't be able to run and this is a shot for me. but they're in now. i mean, at this point in time, based on my reporting, i'm not getting a sense that anybody wants to drop out. but it's going to be -- but it's going to be a hot race. let the games begin. but the games have changed. it's going to get hot for mayor gray out there. they're going to focus on his -- these suppositions or suspicions of what's g
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